Another AEI custom light rock/instrumentals tape, from February 1993. The client name is not known. (It's not from The Gap. I've verified it.) It sounds like it could be another Red Lobster instore programme, albeit a little more upbeat than the August tape.
I believe the discrepancy of volume levels and companding between tracks was an issue with how the recording was mastered rather than physical damage. I have a couple more Special Programme tapes up here from that same period that are also like that. Don't know why.
Speed correction -27.5%.
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The live Annie Lennox cut is "It's Alright", which also showed up on Gap instore tapes occasionally during the 1993 series, according to Mike Bise's writeups. It's also on their March 1993 tape. 736H isn't a Gap tape, though.
This kind of sounds like what would have run at Red Robin during daytimes but as I understand, they were still using Muzak then and wouldn't go to AEI until a few years later.
March 18, 2022 Subject:
maybe Mike knows...
This entire tape seems to be 1992 songs, with an occasional 1991 or early 1993. Definitely one of those Hot AC-type blends with current hits. Even smooth jazz to boot.
What store chain could have this belonged to? It doesn't help that some of these special programs did not have a store name on them, just a four-digit code. Maybe another one of those specialty clothing or shoe stores? The 729L further down the list is a Timeless Pop-type blend that I figured belonged to a grocery chain...
Also, interested in the identification of the live song around 26 min on track 1 - it sounds like Annie Lennox but Shazam is no help.